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  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Otoliths Books (January 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980454107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980454109
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,072,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One can imagine Siegell's shaped verse singing from posters, hung from dorm walls and calling to undergrads like Pop Art glyphs." --PASTE Magazine

"What a reader will find in Siegell's work is a celebration of life, a celebration of performance and activity. His poems are devotions written to life." --Gently Read Literature

"Catalog[ing] contemporary city life without cliche in visually startling compositions... Paul Siegell's Poemergency Room gets equal inspiration from the corporate 9-to-5 and the Disco Biscuits." --Philadelphia City Paper

From the Author

Poems from this book first appeared in American Poetry Review, Coconut, E Pluribus Unum: An Anthology of Diverse Voices, GHOTI, horse less review, Moria, Otoliths, Sawbuck, Shampoo, Siren, Softblow and Umbrella. Many thanks to the editors.

More About the Author

"MOST A-MY HEROES EXIST AS MYTHS, SO I CHEER FOR MY FRIENDS INSTEAD"
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Paul Siegell is the author of three books of poetry: WILD LIFE RIFLE FIRE (Otoliths, 2010), JAMBANDBOOTLEG (A-Head, 2009) and POEMERGENCY ROOM (Otoliths, 2008).

Born on Long Island, educated in Pittsburgh, employed in Orlando, Atlanta and now Philadelphia, Paul is a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly and has contributed to the American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Rattle, and many other fine journals. He has also been featured in Paste and Relix Magazines, the Philadelphia City Paper, Surrender to the Flow, and elsewhere exciting.

Kindly find more of Paul's work at ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL (http://paulsiegell.blogspot.com).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
Few readers will be able to digest Paul Siegell's spectacular collection of poetic variations on the first reading. Siegell demands intelligence from his audience and the payback for spending time with this artist is measured in days not minutes of excitement. Some 'avant garde' poets seem content to startle, to rattle the confines of convention, and while Paul Siegell most assuredly accomplishes both of these facets of contemporary poetry, his ploughing of the field of language is far richer and far more satisfying.

Siegell plays with words, with punctuation, and with the placement of lines on a page in an almost game-like fashion - except each game always has a purpose, a decidedly pointed end that is at times startling and at other times full of emotional response: a poem may have two columns, one in regular type, the other in italics, and it is up to the reader to open the conundrum the writer intends. It takes time to read these poems, but the rewards are many.

His topics range from hilarious common occurrences to political meanderings to reflections on the universe or global malcontent.
*AMERICA STOP HONKING I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING*

upon yawning commute for the 9 AM - the reluctance
of a realworldolescent - nearly a hundred birds: a species

small and gray, urban, name unknown to knowledge,
swooped about in unison above the still, accepted wait

at light of red: finally

something natural, worthwhile, introducing change
to my mundane: flight school, artwork in open air.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
Few readers will be able to digest Paul Siegell's spectacular collection of poetic variations on the first reading. Siegell demands intelligence from his audience and the payback for spending time with this artist is measured in days not minutes of excitement. Some 'avant garde' poets seem content to startle, to rattle the confines of convention, and while Paul Siegell most assuredly accomplishes both of these facets of contemporary poetry, his ploughing of the field of language is far richer and far more satisfying.

Siegell plays with words, with punctuation, and with the placement of lines on a page in an almost game-like fashion - except each game always has a purpose, a decidedly pointed end that is at times startling and at other times full of emotional response: a poem may have two columns, one in regular type, the other in italics, and it is up to the reader to open the conundrum the writer intends. It takes time to read these poems, but the rewards are many.

His topics range from hilarious common occurrences to political meanderings to reflections on the universe or global malcontent.
*AMERICA STOP HONKING I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING*

upon yawning commute for the 9 AM - the reluctance
of a realworldolescent - nearly a hundred birds: a species

small and gray, urban, name unknown to knowledge,
swooped about in unison above the still, accepted wait

at light of red: finally

something natural, worthwhile, introducing change
to my mundane: flight school, artwork in open air.
Read more ›
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